How I Went From Poverty To $100k In 6 Years

Back in 2012, I found myself broke, unemployed, and without a stable place to live. It was quite honestly rock bottom for me even though I had already grown up in extreme poverty. My mother tried her best to shield me from the situation as a kid. But as a 23 year old adult, I […]

9 Easy Ways To Boost Your Net Worth Before 30

Learn 9 ways one man was able to reach a 6-figure net worth before his 30th birthday.

Today is my 30th birthday. I remember turning 20 thinking how far away this day seemed. As I reflect back over the last decade, it feels like that day was just yesterday. Seriously how does time seem to move faster as we get older? It’s crazy! I don’t want to go all philosophical on ya, […]

30 Money Goals To Hit Before 30


So as I go into the last month of my 20’s, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on some of the choices I made during the last decade. I made a lot of financial mistakes like: Going into credit card debt Overdrafting my account more than I can remember Financing a brand new car […]

Should You Focus On Spending Less Or Earning More?

Should you focus on saving more money by spending less or finding ways to make more money

Man oh man! It’s time to jump into a topic that’s always a little controversial in the money world. The question is: is it more important to spend less money or make more money? Now I gotta preface this post by saying that I completely get the extreme examples on both sides of the spectrum. […]

Save Money On These Hidden Costs When Leaving A Job

Before you type up your two weeks notice and quit your job, you need to be aware of the costs associatied with changing jobs. Whether it's a complete career change or just changing employers, these tips could help you save thousands of dollars when searching for a new job.

Job changes are practically inevitable for the majority of folks looking to land a substantial raise. In 2018, I made a job change that led to a 45% salary increase for me after only getting a 3% raise from my employer earlier in the year. And I’m not alone. Data from the Atlanta Fed Wage […]

13 Personal Finance Rules You Need To Start Following

Personal Finance rules you must follow to be successful

I’ll be honest: my skills in the area of personal finance were terrible until I was about 25 years old. I’m not ashamed to admit that I learned best practices by failing and then learning from my mistakes. But see that’s the beauty of personal finance: it’s never too late to start turning things around. […]

8 Simple Ways To Multiply Your Net Worth

8 Simple Tips To Help You Grow Your Net Worth

Your net worth is the value of what you own minus whatever you owe. When Taylor and I got married in October of 2014, we had over $61,000 worth of debt and only a few thousand dollars saved. This meant that our net worth was negative. Thankfully, we both agreed to a smaller wedding and […]

Are These 7 Financial Mistakes Keeping You Broke?

7 bad habits keeping you broke

There was about a 4 year stretch where I felt like I made every financial mistake imaginable. I went from having a few thousands bucks saved to being $61,000 in debt all because I had no idea what I was doing with money. Chances are if you’re reading this you’ve made your fair share of […]

How To Get Caught Up On Bills When You’re Behind

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The most difficult financial period of my life wasn’t working like crazy to pay off $61,000 in debt in 16 months. It was the season in which I was not only living paycheck to paycheck, but was behind and couldn’t figure out how to get caught up on bills. The creditors wouldn’t stop calling, and […]

10 Money Lessons You Should Know By Graduation

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The high school and college years go by really fast. It feels like one day you’re at prom, you blink, and BAM!- you’re an adult. Seeing as how personal finance isn’t a mandatory part of our education system, I decided to put together a list of 10 money tips you should know before you hit […]